Amazon and NBCUniversal have struck a deal to bring NBC and Telemundo local news channels for free to the Fire TV News app. A total of fiften local channels in popular cities, eleven from NBC News and four from Telemundo, can now be selected and streamed in the built-in News app on Fire TV devices. NBC news streams from the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Connecticut, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, South Florida, and Washington, D.C., as well as Telemundo channels for California, Florida, Texas, and Noreste (the northeast) are included. When Amazon first brought local news to the Fire TV’s News app in 2021, ABC and CBS channels were onboard, with FOX channels being added about a year later. The addition of NBC channels now rounds out the app with all four major US broadcast networks.
The NBC News app in the Amazon appstore has just been updated with Fire TV and Fire TV Stick compatibility. It joins the likes of CBS News, Fox News, and BBC News as one of several news apps for Fire TV devices. Like most news apps, NBC News does not offer any way to view live streams. For that, the CBS News apps continues to reign supreme. Instead, you’re presented with a list of recently aired news segments to watch on-demand. The videos are separated into News, Nightly News, TODAY, Meet the Press, and Digital Originals sections. Within those sections, the videos are further separated into categories like US News, World News, Pop Culture, and Top News. The app is free and does not require any type of activation with a cable provider to view content.
Update 6/17 6:50am
According to Julian March, Senior VP of Digital at NBC, live streaming for the NBC app is “coming soon.”